When talking about his 2013 title bout against Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz has mentioned numerous times that the former long time champion didn’t make weight for their contest. Interestingly enough, in a more recent interview, Nick claims that “somebody freakin’ drugged me” before that bout as well.
Not many people understood what he meant at the time, but boxing coach Richard Perez did share more details about it in a recent appearance with Submission Radio.
“Oh yeah, yeah, I remember that,” Perez said. “Yeah I was there, and it was Georges St. Pierre’s nurse or something, came down and he wanted to give Nick some kind of stuff. And I told Nick not to do it, but he gave it to him. So that’s what he’s talking about.”
“I don’t know what it was. I’m not saying that it was a drug or anything, but I just know that he looked different (in the fight).”
“He said he worked with Georges St-Pierre,” Perez recalled. “It was just through an IV.”
Whatever it was, Perez says it had an effect on Nick.
“Of course, because he was up all night urinating. I mean he wasn’t feeling good because he was going to the bathroom a lot. I mean, I don’t know what it did, but I know he was going to the bathroom a lot, so it probably dehydrated him and drained him.”
“I don’t know, but I just know I was sitting there and the guy wanted to give him something. I don’t know what it was for. I told him no, but he said it wouldn’t even hurt him. It was strange.”
He then stated that while it happened, and Nick can obviously bring it up if he wants, for him everything is “done” and “in the past now”.
Listen to the entire interview above, where he also speaks about the upcoming UFC 202 bout between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor.
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